Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What Did 'Grandma Middleton' Wear?

Americans are as excited about the birth of the Royal Baby, as the British are! What fun seeing all the media photos.

[Photo Credit: John Stillwell/AP Photo]

Kate was photographed with her new baby wearing a Jenny Packham original maternity frock, in cornflower blue, polka-dotted, crepe de chine, with pintucks at the neckline, cap sleeves, a self-belt, and a slight Empire waist.   She looks radiant, and motherhood suits her to a tea  tee!

[Photo Credit: AFP Photo/Leon Nealleon Neal/Getty Images]

But I couldn't help noticing what 'Grandma Middleton' wore to see her first-born grandchild... a tea dress by Irish designer, Orla Kiely.  

[Photo Credit: Rex Features]

A Spring/Summer 2012 Silk Crepe, "Dancing Girls" tea dress in pebble, with a price tag of $516 U.S. currency.  Isn't it lovely?  A UK fashion site defined a tea dress as "A dress that goes on easily for tea or dinner."

Carole Middleton leaving St. Mary's Hospital 'dancing' with joy - at least inwardly!  I wonder if she went home to celebrate over a cup of tea, since the British are said to commemorate any and every occasion over tea!  Blessings to all on the birth of the new Prince of Cambridge.

[Photo Credit:  Getty Image]

What name are you rooting for?  I'm rooting for Francis, the male form of 'Grandma Diana's' middle name [as well as the middle name of the Prince's paternal grandfather]; Spenser; or William, after his daddy.  Time will tell!


  1. I saw a picture of the grandparents leaving but didn't catch that this is a tea dress! How lovely! I liked the fact that Kate's parents got to see the baby before the other side of the family, since I'm not a Camilla fan. :-)

  2. I had my heart set on Alexandra, but of course that won't work will it? It may seem simple, but I would love to see William II. Or perhaps Charles William Philip. (There are several names usually). No matter what he is named, he already has won our hearts!

  3. I thought it was very sweet that Duchess Kate wore a polka dot dress to bring her baby boy home from the hospital. Years ago, Princess Diana wore a polka dot dress when she emerged from the hospital with Prince William in her arms. The blanket also looks like it could be the same one.

  4. I was rooting for George, so am happy. The blanket did look like the same one as William went home in, just wondering if it was.

  5. I thought that was such a lovely dress, and I'm happy to know more about it. I've been looking at Orla Kiely teapot handbags for a few years now, but it looks like they're all gone -- your post just made me go check!


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